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The Roof - The Amish...The Pallets - The Alien!

Did I get your attention?
The Cottage recently got a new roof.  It was over 30 years old and, although it wasn't leaking, it probably would soon.  The Amish arrived arrived early in the morning and, after a 12-hour day, the roof was done!

That's my garden under those tarps.

The flowers took a beating, but the roof looks great!
No worries, the flowers will bounce back!

There was a bonus for me...
My sawzall and I got to work.  I bought a construction blade to cut through all of the nails and my husband held the pallet steady. 

Safety first - goggles are a MUST!
Don't I look like an alien?

Even though the videos make it look easy, cutting up a pallet is WORK! But, I got it done:

I still have to cut up the other one, but, all in all, it was good day.

Any ideas on what I should make first with my pallet wood??  I'm open to all suggestions!

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  1. I have a few pallets to cut up also. Thanks for the tips about using the saw. best wishes, Linda @Crafts a la mode

    1. Good luck with your pallets, Linda. It is work cutting them up, but you get a lot of wood at a great price!

  2. Hey Linda, Lol, you look so cute!! Congrats on the new roof, looks great. Pallets...a flag...flower box....Sign...foot stool...rugged tray...there are so many things that come to mind. Bet if you go to Pinterest you wont have any trouble finding something fun! Then come and share it on Friday Features.....Thanks for stopping by to share your blog this week!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks, Karren. I've been looking on Pinterest - great minds think alike!
      I'm sure I'll figure out a few things. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. After getting a workout cutting up that pallet I would suggest making a dog house, bird house or a bird feeder. Perhaps you could put the pieces through a wood chipper and make wood chips to keep your flower beds warm in the winter. My last idea would be to make them into a dollhouse.

    Pleasance Faast @ Shelton Roof

    1. Great ideas! Thanks for stopping by and sharing them!

  4. You're right! Your new roof looks fabulous. I was a little concerned, though, for the roofer working up there without any protection as far as I can see. Good for you getting the pallets as a bonus. There are many things you can make out of the wood. What about some furniture for your home? Google away!


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